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by Boxbrownie
Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: NON OEM wheels & tires (wider)
Replies: 47
Views: 15041

Re: NON OEM wheels & tires (wider)

Stupid question - Did BMW really use a different hub size on the i3 and Mini? Both appear to be using 5x112 bolt patterns from a quick web search that I did. I assume that they are both hub-centric, so the only reason why they couldn't be crossed over (wheel offsets and rubbing aside) would be that...
by Boxbrownie
Fri May 31, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: NON OEM wheels & tires (wider)
Replies: 47
Views: 15041

Re: NON OEM wheels & tires (wider)

The upcoming Mini Electric is reported to use the complete i3 drivetrain, except it's to be FWD, rather than RWD. It'll be interesting to see if it's wheels will bolt up to the i3 hubs. I suspect that they will if it's the same drivetrain, but offsets may be a problem. Looking forward to what the w...
by Boxbrownie
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Interior
Replies: 8
Views: 1710

Re: Interior

And today we have a loan BMW 520i with light leather interior, a big car with nice styling (although still a bit “generic repmobile”) and to be honest it drives nice, looks nice and luxurious inside...... It’s ‘orrible........we both feel like it is cramped and completely cocooning, far too much. It...
by Boxbrownie
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Bimmercode options to enhance safety
Replies: 6
Views: 1488

Re: Bimmercode options to enhance safety

I thought the “brake force display” made the normal brake lights flash very quickly to warn following traffic, that’s how it works on MB and BMW over here.
by Boxbrownie
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Interior
Replies: 8
Views: 1710

Re: Interior

I remember the first time we sat in an i3 back when they were launched, first thought was “we want one of these” and the feeling is still there, then again we like the exterior design also, basically the whole concept was/is ground breaking.
by Boxbrownie
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Why we aren't ordering an i3
Replies: 26
Views: 9590

Re: Why we aren't ordering an i

I thought you hated the look inside and out so much that was the major point of failure? Personally we both love the look and execution of the styling and find the seats really comfy and the ride very BMW but not hard. Ours is due for re-placement this September, but without the REX we are dithering...
by Boxbrownie
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Dash Cam for I3
Replies: 8
Views: 4159

Re: Dash Cam for I3

One point, does the screen stay live while driving? AFAIK it is illegal to have any screen showing to the driver that does not contribute to driver information (satnav etc) and that does not include dash cams showing the road ahead, most if not all EU dashcams can be set to turn the screen off after...
by Boxbrownie
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Standard UK 10A charging unit
Replies: 3
Views: 1438

Re: Standard UK 10A charging unit

At the last count there have been three different chargers supplied as standard with the UK market i3.......you need to specify which you have.
by Boxbrownie
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: leaving i3 rex overnight with low battery
Replies: 7
Views: 1692

Re: leaving i3 rex overnight with low battery

BMW engineer into the system a buffer at both top and bottom of the the traction battery to avoid just such a problem occurring.

Overnight depleted will be fine, just don’t leave it for long as the manual states.
by Boxbrownie
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Winter wheel/tire fitment 2018 i3s
Replies: 21
Views: 5732

Re: Winter wheel/tire fitment 2018 i3s

Be careful as those eBay set have the lower rated tyres, only suitable for the BEV not the REX.

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